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The manufactory in Herend was established by Vince Stingl in 1826. At first it produced stoneware. In 1839 this situated near lake Balaton factory was bought by Mór Fischer. This year they started manufacturing porcelain. Herend won a golden medal at the first World Exhibition in London in 1851. Next exhibitions became important for Herend factory as a venue to present new product lines. In 1872 Emperor Francis Joseph made the manufactory oficially the Supplier to the Imperial and Royal Court. In 1874 Mór Farkasházi Fischer retired, the management of the factory was taken over by his sons. They deemed exclusivity less important what wasn't good for the business. The factory filed soon for bankruptcy. In 1884 Herend Porcelain Works Co. took over management of the restructered company. The company was nationalized in 1948. In 1992 the factory became again a share-holding company. Employees took 75 per cent of shares.

Since 1990 Herend marks have had date codes, as seen below (K91 - November 1991), incorporated in it.

Month codes are:

A January
B February
C March
D April
E May
F June
G July
H August
I September
J October
K November
L December
Herend Hungary mark
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Contemporary Herend mark.
Herend Hungaria mark
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1939 to 1948 marks in many cases had a year incorporated in a mark. Here 1941.
Herend anniversary mark
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Herend 150th anniversary 1976 mark.
Herend 125 Eves mark
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"Herend Hungary 125 Eves 1839" 125th anniversary mark used in 1964.
Herend student mark
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Herend porcelain so called 'student mark' used on third quality items painted by students.
Herend mark
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Herend mark used mostly in 1950s.
Hungary mark
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1915 - 1930 Hungary Herend mark.
Herend second quality mark
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Herend Hungary Handpainted mark used from 1948. Two cuts across the mark mean second quality.
Herend Hungary mark
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Handpainted Herend Hungary mark used from 1932.
Herend mark
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Herend 1915 - 1930 mark.

Herend Hungary mark
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Herend Hungary Handpainted 1930 mark.

Herend shield mark
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1925 - 1927 Herend shield mark.

Herend 1939 mark
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Herend Hungary anniversary 1939 mark.

Herend anniversary mark
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Herend 100th anniversary 1939 mark.

1880 Herend mark
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Circa 1880 Herend mark.

 
 
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